Medical-grade skincare is set to be one of the biggest beauty trends of 2022. Once considered intimidating to skincare newbies, scientifically proven products are becoming more accessible as consumers have access to more information than ever. For those looking to jump on the rising trend, we’ve rounded up five brands known to have a cult following, thanks to their high-tech products.
One of the leading names in the field, Augustinus Bader uses its own patented technology, Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8®), in its formulas. Dr. Barbara Sturm is another top brand in medical skincare with products focused on nutrition, regeneration, and hydration. We’re also highlighting celebrity-endorsed brand Dr. Dennis Gross, as well as MZ Skin and SkinCeuticals.
Keep scrolling to learn more about some of the best medical-grade skincare brands on the market.
Professor Augustinus Bader, a leader in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, founded his eponymous brand to develop skincare products containing Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8®), a patented technology that contains natural amino acids, high quality vitamins and other ingredients that help skin renewal. Since launching in 2018, Augustinus Bader has quickly built a cult following, becoming the brand adored by beauty editors.
BESTSELLERS : The Cream, The Rich Cream, The Body Cream
OR BUY: Augustinus Bader, Cult Beauty, Net-a-Porter, Sephora
German aesthetic doctor, Dr. Barbara Sturm began her career in orthopedics, specializing in inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. During her practice, she realized that her research could also be applied to the skin, leading to the launch of her namesake brand after working with chemists to develop base products. Throughout her career, she’s gone from beauty editors’ favorite label to stardom for Kim Kardashian’s “vampire facial” that morphed into a coveted cream dubbed the MC1 “blood cream.” In 2014, Sturm finally launched its complete skin care line focusing on nutrition, regeneration and hydration.
BESTSELLERS : Cleanser, Face Cream, Hyaluronic Serum, Sun Drops SPF50
OR BUY: Dr. Barbara Sturm, Harvey Nichols, Net-a-Porter, Sephora
Endorsed by stars like Emily Ratajkowski and Chrissy Teigen, Dr. Dennis Gross was established as a beauty brand in 2000 by dermatologist Dennis Gross and his wife Carrie Gross. The brand is best known for its AHA and BHA-rich daily scrub designed to slough off dead skin and bring fresh skin cells to the surface.
BESTSELLERS : Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum, Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel, C + Collagen™ Brighten & Firm Eye Cream
OR BUY: Dr. Dennis Gross, Net-a-Porter, Sephora
Dr. Maryam Zamani founded MZ Skin in 2016 after her career as an oculoplastic surgeon. Interested in non-surgical practices, she embarked on dermatology and began developing skincare products for two years before launching her brand. The brand has been recognized with multiple beauty awards, thanks to bestsellers that target various skin concerns, including pigmentation and dehydration.
BESTSELLERS : Cleanse & Clarify AHA Cleanser & Mask, Hydrate & Nourish Retinol Day Moisturizer, Retinol Skin Booster
OR BUY: MZ Skin, Net-a-Porter
SkinCeuticals was founded in 1997 by skincare chemist Dr. Sheldon Pinnell. It all started with Serum 10 and Serum 15, which remain among the brand’s flagship products to this day. With a medical approach to skincare, the brand creates essential formulas featuring ingredients scientifically proven to improve skin.
BESTSELLERS : Ferulic CE with 15% L-Ascorbic Acid, Fade Defense, B5 Moisturizing Gel
OR BUY: SkinCeuticals, Dermastore